Hurricane Delta made landfall in southwestern Louisiana in early October as a powerful Category Two storm after passing through the Yucatan Peninsula. The storm blew through communities, especially communities of color in the Lake Charles area, that were already tragically devastated by Hurricane Laura in August.
SWLA Center for Health Services, our local nonprofit partner based in the Lake Charles area since 1978, immediately activated a response to Hurricane Delta as it did after Hurricane Laura. Thanks to your donation, the SWLA Center for Health Services team has been able to expand its distribution of critical basic relief items, like food and water, to impacted families and community members in Lake Charles.
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